Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman is known for his knockout power and exciting fights but his last match went all 12 rounds. Keith does not plan on Saturday’s fight lasting long.
“Robert is a great fighter, a multiple world champion and I’m a current world champion. I know the fans wanted me to step up in class and this is my chance to do that. You know what I’m about, it’s ‘KOs for life’.”
Thurman isn’t calling a round for his KO but he seemed confident during Thursday’s PBC press conference that he’d get back on his KO streak.
“If my fight goes two, six or eight rounds – I’m looking for the knockout. I’m waiting for him to slip up and for me to deliver that one time blow.”
“I am going to open up my mouth and say that I am coming to knock him out. I want to be the first fighter to ever knock out Robert ‘The Ghost’ Guerrero. I appreciate him for taking this fight and for all that he has done. I know he’s coming to fight and get this victory, and it’s my job to not let that happen.”
Thurman also went on to discuss what fighting on the first PBC on NBC card means for him & his career:
“This is such a beautiful card and such a beautiful fight. We’ve wanted this for a while and we’ve been waiting patiently.
“My brain can’t compute how big of an opportunity this is for me. It’s a blessing and an honor to be on this big of a stage. There are many world champions that could have opened up this show. This is a beautiful card and I am honored to be the main event.
“This is what boxing needs. This stage is what is going to propel my career. We’re trying to bring back the golden generation.”
You can watch Thurman take on Guerrero on Saturday, March 7th. Keith Thurman vs. Robert Guerrero and Adrien Broner vs. John Molina, Jr. in fights will air live on NBC (8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT).